Boy, born May 2001
Minor mixed developmental delay; pseudobulbar dysarthria; flat footedness
Update from May 2011:
Joel has a minor level of developmental delay due to “disorder of activity and attention”. He is an agile and curious child. He willingly participates in cognitive activities. He attends a sports group and participates in amateur activities. He wants praise and to be noticed and valued. Joel is fairly communicative and enjoys interacting with adults. He sometimes seeks out extra attention and will get upset if he does not receive it. He is not always interested in interacting with his peers. He reacts properly to the remarks made by adults. Remarks made by adults of authority are particularly important to Joel. He is tidy and neat. He likes to look his best and dress stylishly.
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Joel wishes desperately to have a mother, he says it’s his dream! He has also expressed that he does want to be adopted.